If she becomes first lady, Melania Trump said she’d focus on combating online bullying as part of her work as an advocate for women and children.
The wife of Donald Trump said Thursday in a rare appearance on the campaign trail that, “Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers.” She spoke at a rally in Berwyn, Chester County.
It’s “absolutely unacceptable” when children are mocked, bullied and attacked online anonymously, she said.
Those goals may seem at odds with her husband, who has a long history of using Twitter to insult people.
“We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other,” she said.
She also shared her immigrant story.
While growing up in her native Slovenia, she said, “America was the word for freedom and opportunity.”
She described her decision to move to the United States and eventually earn citizenship “as the greatest privilege in the world.”
Trump was introduced by her husband’s running mate’s wife, Karen Pence, who praised her as “amazing” and “strong”
“I know that America will fall in love with her, just as much as she loves the American people,” Pence said.